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Year : 2006  |  Volume : 52  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 136-138  

Skin necrosis in a critically ill patient due to a blood pressure cuff

Mohan P Devbhandari, Z Shariff, AJ Duncan 
 Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Blackpool, United Kingdom

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Mohan P Devbhandari
Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Blackpool Victoria Hospital, Blackpool
United Kingdom

The non-invasive method of blood pressure measurement is regarded as a safe procedure and the reports of any serious complications are rare. We report a unique case of extensive skin necrosis due to an intermittently inflating blood pressure cuff in a 65-year-old critically ill lady following a third time redo mitral valve surgery. A brief review of the literature on complications associated with noninvasive method of measurement of blood pressure is presented along with possible mechanisms of skin injury and ways to avoid it.


How to cite this article:
Devbhandari MP, Shariff Z, Duncan A J. Skin necrosis in a critically ill patient due to a blood pressure cuff.J Postgrad Med 2006;52:136-138


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Devbhandari MP, Shariff Z, Duncan A J. Skin necrosis in a critically ill patient due to a blood pressure cuff. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 2006 [cited 2022 Oct 6 ];52:136-138
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